Kansas faces Seton Hall for Sweet 16 spot in Omaha
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — No. 1 seed Kansas (28-7) vs. No. 8 Seton Hall (22-11)
Second round, Midwest Region; Wichita, Kansas, Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT.
BOTTOM LINE: The Jayhawks try to remain unbeaten in NCAA Tournament games in Wichita, improving to 5-0 with their opening-round win over Penn. They’ll have to beat the Pirates, who finally broke through for an NCAA win when they topped North Carolina State on Thursday.
THE DOPE ON DOKE: Kansas hopes 7-foot center Udoka Azubuike can play meaningful minutes against the physical Pirates. After spraining a ligament in his left knee last week, and missing the entire Big 12 Tournament, he played only three minutes — all in the first half — against the Quakers.
DEPTH CHARGE: Seton Hall goes nine- and sometimes 10-deep on its bench, while the Jayhawks rarely play more than eight. And with Azubuike’s health in question, it could be just seven.
STAR WATCH: Devonte Graham scored 29 points against Penn, the most for the Jayhawks in an NCAA Tournament game since Sherron Collins scored 32 in a first-round win over North Dakota State in 2009.
DID YOU KNOW: Seton Hall is seeking its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2000, but it will take a program-first to get there. The Pirates are 0-4 against No. 1 seeds, losing by at least 12 each time.
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